As the winter months come to an end, I've been sensing that familiar seasonal shift which always inspires me to declutter and freshen up. One of the first areas I like to tackle is my workspace, which can quickly become a dump zone. I know how easy it is to let piles of papers, fabric swatches and to-do lists accumulate. Having just returned from a buying trip, it's more important than ever for me to create a calm environment to write orders.
Whether your workspace is used to pay bills or make conference calls, keeping the area functional, yet minimal is key. After a good purge and some reorganizing, I can start with a blank canvas and layer in a mix of personal objects, work essentials and a few cozy favorites. Now if I could only keep those papers from piling up...
When it comes to taking notes, I'm an old fashioned gal and prefer a pencil and paper. I like to have a sharpened set of these pretty Rifle Paper Company pencils and a notepad close by to jot down my thoughts. In lieu of a desk drawer, opt for this handmade Lace Flower Vase to keep your writing utensils on display and quick to grab.
A framed photograph of the ones you love never goes out of style. This sweet image of our puppy, Nala in the Diamonds Frame is the perfect desktop accessory and instantly brings a smile to my face.
Checking emails and managing social media requires a lot of handwork. To keep my skin moisturized and feeling fresh, I've recently discovered Violets Are Blue Face and Body Lotion. Crafted from a nourishing blend of organic oils, it's perfect for sensitive skin. Plus, the lavender scent will instantly ease a stressful day. And it's good to take a minute for some self care, always!
And speaking of self care, I always have a stash of Moon Juice sachets on hand when I need a little pick-me-up. That afternoon slump is real and Brain Dust helps support my mental stamina, alertness and concentration. Each sachet is filled with a blend of organic adaptogenic herbs and is great for on-the-go use.
Sometimes we all need a little boost to get those creative juices flowing. Lighting a beautiful candle or two puts me in just the right mood. Naturally, I'm a big fan of the DIANI Mazuri Candle, which I designed with my friend, Gail Bryson. I also love to layer in tea lights like the Marie Tealight, with a beautiful hand painted design.
The key to a productive work environment is comfort. The Cane Arm Chair is enjoyable to sit in for hours on end, plus it's stylish too. I also like to have one of my custom designed vintage pillows on hand for extra back support.
Baskets are great for keeping things organized and the Iringa Stripe Basket is perfect for storing extra pillows and blankets, like our Dakhla Throw which I love cozying up with on chilly mornings or late nights in front of the computer.
Maintaining a fresh and inspiring workspace is just as much about productivity as it's about mental health. A clean, visually appealing space leads to a clearer mind, which helps me be my best. I hope I've been able to inspire you to reevaluate your workspace, freshen it up and make it your own.